Guardian Chimney offers chimney repair for your Ft Lee and surrounding environs home. We have frequently been asked what types of chimney repair work we conduct most often. The sky is the limit as per different repair work there is to do on a chimney, ranging from masonry repair to eliminating the improper exit (and therefore entry into your home itself) of carbon monoxide. The following is a rundown of the most common types of chimney repair work we conduct.
- Carbon Monoxide: Carbon monoxide fumes are deadly in high doses. If you are unfortunate enough to find that your carbon monoxide detector is being set off, evacuate immediately. Be wary of the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, like strong headaches, dizziness, nausea, fainting and mental confusion. Call on us for chimney repair if you are experiencing problems with high levels of carbon monoxide.
- Creosote: The gas emitted from burning wood combines and cools within the chimney and creosote formation unfolds. A sticky, smelly tar-like conglomeration that builds up to form blockages in your chimney, creosote’s presence requires chimney repair. Too much creosote within will create unpleasant odors, crumbling of chimney walls and may even ignite to cause a fire itself. Be sure to have your chimney cleaned regularly.
- Crown: The chimney crown is prevents moisture from sneaking between the masonry and the flue lining. Crowns can become cracked due to the contraction and expansion of the metals within the chimney and its crown. Crown repairs are common and generally involve sealing it to ensure no further cracking and/or damage.
- Flashing: Flashing keeps moisture from entering between the connection of your roof and chimney, a popular cause of leakage. These types of chimney repairs are called for when the flashing begins to fall apart or if it was not rightly installed. Guardian Chimney has frequently waterproofed flashings to make sure it does not cause leaks anymore.
- Masonry: Your masonry erodes over time due to facing the outdoor elements and all of the challenges found within the chimney itself. We can apply water repellant as a means to prevent this sort of chimney repair.
- Rubble: If you begin to see the materials that make up your chimney ending up at the bottom of the flue, this can indicate a breakdown within the structure of your chimney. Do not hesitate to call on Guardian Chimney to handle this repair.
- Soot: When the smoke fumes from a fire don’t rise rapidly enough up the chimney, or when the flue is not wide enough to vent the fire properly, soot can build up. Installing a smoke guard in the flue can help the smoke get drawn up and out of the chimney better and more easily.